We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weakest quarter for clean energy investment since 2009

Click here to access article by Ethan Zindler from Bloomberg

As an ironic commemoration of Earth Day today, I thought I would post this piece to provide another sad piece of evidence that our masters in the One Percent have little desire to use renewable energy technologies. It appears that such technologies impair their never-ending quest for immediate profits.
Global investment in clean energy in the first three months of 2013 was lower than in any quarter for the past four years, according to the latest figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.